“Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!” – Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas
“A person should always choose a costume which is in direct contrast to her own personality.” – Lucy Van Pelt from It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
“There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.” – Robert Brault
“ A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.”
“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.” -Marc Brown
I just want to start out by saying, I rarely share pictures of my kids’ faces, but the topic of this post makes it impossible not to. 🙂 Halloween is a little bittersweet this year. Since the birth of my second son in 2016, I have LOVED getting to dress them in costumes from the same shows! It has been so fun! I knew one day that their cooperation would come to an end. Sadly, I am afraid this might be the last year to do so. 🙁 And believe it or not, it isn’t my 5-year old that is getting tired of it! I think he would be just fine dressing up with his little brother every year if it is something that he likes. It is actually my strong-willed 2-year old that seems to be putting the brakes on all of Mommy’s fun! He knows what he wants and this year, I had to bribe him. Hahahaha!
The first year I had Sagan, they dressed as Marshall and Chase from Paw Patrol and last year they dressed as Mario and Luigi. I still look back on those pictures and smile. It warms my heart to see the love they have for each other. In a way, this means, that they are slowly becoming their own little boys, that have their own likes and dislikes. I am so excited to watch them grow and see what they become, but it is also sad because it is just another reminder of how quickly they are growing up. It feels like I blinked. It has all gone so fast.
So as we go about our Halloween plans today (about to head out the door to pick up Daddy and head to our church carnival), I am going to do my best to remember to pay extra close attention to every smile, every laugh, every “Trick or Treat” muttered in the most adorable of voices because this is all going so quickly. I urge you to take a moment and look at what blessings you have in front of you. Be a kid again with your children. Take a mental picture. And DON’T BLINK.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN from My Family to Yours!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂